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Just 224 farmers paid under post-Brexit farming scheme last year

Exclusive: Leaked figures show tiny fraction of England’s farms received payment under sustainable farming incentive

Just 224 farmers in England were paid under the government’s flagship post-Brexit nature-friendly agriculture scheme last year, the Guardian can reveal.

Leaked figures show that a tiny fraction of farms received payment under the sustainable farming incentive (SFI), part of the Conservative government’s plan to replace EU farming subsidies.

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